To me that sounds about right. 300 wsm seems to be the new caliber most talked about, but there aren't that many "new Cals" anyway. And the fact that the 300 wsm pretty well covers everything in North America that deserves shooting, it is and will be discussed in great lengths for a long time
I'd agree with Don as well. The 270 WSM is very well thought of and probably every bit as popular as the 300. Maybe due to the general opinion that the 300 is big enough that you are never undergunned for anything, but the 270 is still enough for most everything but more pleasant regarding recoil?
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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